Italian and European statistics show a huge number of workplace injuries and fatalities. What’s the point and what’s behind these facts and figures?
The project I Will Never Forget What I Witnessed aims at bringing justice to the victims: broken lives or lives that will change forever. Who were and who are these people, why and how these accidents happened? What kind of trauma are the victims still suffering? It is important to show the quantitative dimension of this phenomenon. However, there’s something left behind that can’t be simply converted into numbers. Families have to face pain and grief for those who lost their lives or have been affected by invalidating permanent work injuries. It is the irreparable destiny of a destroyed life, with all its projects, dreams and loved ones. We need to focus on what’s hidden behind these numbers, so that these people didn’t die in vain. We need to look at the victims’ past and those of the families who bear witness. We must face this issue with courage, not to forget and to make change happen.
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